Lambs wool is a naturally resilient fibre, creating a luxurious feel with good fire retardancy properties. A very popular filling choice amongst the elite mattress manufacturers. Because wool is a by-product of a natural fibre, it has hydroscopic properties that enable it to absorb dampness or moisture from perspiration and moves it across the fibres without becoming wet itself. Similar to cotton, wool can regulate body temperature well, keeping you cool in the summer, and acts as an insulator during winter.
Memory Foam is made from a visco-elastic material which is temperature sensitive. When you get into bed, your body temperature will activate the material and thus will mould to fit your body shape. Memory foam was initially created by NASA to provide supreme support for astronauts during lift off. Memory foam material is becoming increasingly popular and is being used throughout a number of public sectors such as hospitals, nursing homes and sleep centres for its ability to provide support and unrivalled comfort.
The temperature sensitive properties act as a great insulator, keeping you nice and warm when evenings are cold. This makes it a warmer mattress to sleep on. However with the addition of the pocket sprung mattress as a base, you will not overheat as this mattress is breathable and less dense than if you were to purchase a memory foam mattress. It is however a warmer mattress than wool.
Cashmere is a luxury fibre wool obtained from the soft fleecy undergrowth of the Kashmir goat, generally sourced from southern Asia. Cashmere is characterized by its fine, soft fibres. It provides a natural light-weight insulation without bulk, some manufacturers will add a 10% silk content to their cashmere mix for added loft to the mattresses upholstery.
Tencel fibres help keep you cool and dry, and can be found in many of our Sleepeezee mattress’. The fibrils of Tencel are hydrophilic and optimize the absorption of moisture with excellent cooling properties, this excelent moisture absorbtion guarantees that the sleeping area remains pleasantly dry thus enhancing sleep
Polyester – is a synthetic, and one of the most cost effective materials with good recovery properties
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